Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunshine and Smiles

I wanted to make an encouragement card for a sweet neighbor. It has been cold, grey and snowy here. I thought this card might brighten her day.

 This card is also my submission for the current Peachy Keen Challenge. I used Everyday Face Parts for the Sunshine's face. I used an Action Wobble on the sunshine. I thought it would make the card even more fun and playful. I think it worked :). This ADORABLE sentiment stamp is by Pink By Design's Take the Cake stamp set. This set is so cute. And some of the sentiments such as this one can be used for other occasions besides birthdays. 

Here is another quick video showing the sunshine powered by an Action Wobble.

As always, please note that any videos suggested at the end of my video are not endorsed by me.

Items Used

*Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts
*Action Wobble
*Baker's twine
*Pink By Design Take the Cake stamps for the sentiment
*Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
*Sakura White Gellyroll pen

Friday, November 26, 2010

Online Shopping

I just ordered my Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite and Inspired Heart Cricut Lite cartridges from Walmart.com. I'm a little sad that Playtime only comes with the machine. But c'est la vie! Now it's time for some sleep. Good luck with all of your shopping!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Disney Diaper Cake with an Action Wobble

So I mentioned that I made baby shower invitations for my sister's baby shower. I also made her a diaper cake for a decoration at the baby shower. We had gone with a Minnie Mouse theme with the invitations so I stuck with that for the diaper cake too.

This project was a combined Cricut and Disney Print Creations project. I love the Disney babies on the print program. They are so sweet.

I put an Action Wobble on the Mickey and Minnie on the rocking horse cake topper. It was perfect. Everyone loved making them rock back and forth.

Here is a quick video showing the Action Wobble topper in motion:

*Please note that any videos advertised at the end of this video are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
Plantin Schoolbook (for the scallops and hearts)
Disney Print Creations: Movie Collection by Print Artist (discontinued: I haven't found any more of these programs for years. I'm so glad I bought all the different ones that I did 8 years ago).
Action Wobble
Luvs Diapers
Rubber bands
Wooden dowle
Popcycle stick
Letter stickers
Bazzle Cardstock
DCWV patterned paper

Temple Wedding Card

A cute young couple in my neighborhood just got married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. This is the shape card I made for them.

Items Used:
Destinations Cricut cartridge
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stamper Friends and Family stamps for the sentiment

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award.

I have got some of the sweetest craft blogging friends. I got the Stylish Blogger Award from two awesome paper crafters today. They are Pam of Simply-Pam and Saundra of Luv Scrapping Together. They both do beautiful work and you should definitely check out their blogs if you don't already. Thanks so much girls. You are amazing!

This award does come with some rules so please follow along.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 Things about me:

1. I am the 7th of 8 children.
2. I love my husband and children to pieces.
3. I lived in France for 17 months as a missionary for my church. My religion is a very important part of my life.
4. I am somewhat shy by nature.
5. I love to compliment other people on their accomplishments. It makes everyone feel good.
6. I was a highschool valedictorian.
7. I love hot chocolate with a fresh French style croissant.
8. I am a complete and total Disney/Disneyland nut!

I am passing this award on to the following awesome papercrafters (in blog site alphabetical order):

http://www.alwayscrafting.com/ (Stephanie)
http://athomeink.blogspot.com/ (CraftsManda)
http://brigitteetleschats.blogspot.com/ (Brigitte)
http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/ (Gloria)
http://inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com/ (Cathryn)
http://www.jennsscrapbooknook.com/ (Jenn)
http://teachu14.blogspot.com/ (Ana Maria)
http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com/ (Tami)

Get Better Soon!

I don't have any get better soon cards on hand. Fantabulous Cricut was having an Achoo Challenge and so I thought that would be a good opportunity to make one or two.

 This is a bandaid shape card.

Items Used:
Smiley Cards for the bandaid
Fiscars for the sentiment
Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Parts
Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Tim Holtz distress ink

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

I have several weddings to attend in the next little while, so I thought I should make some cards to have on hand. This one needed an Action Wobble so that the wedding bells could 'ring' back and forth. All it needs now is a little sound card so you can hear the bells ringing :).

Here is a short video of the bells ringing (powered by an Action Wobble).

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:

*Sweethearts Cricut cartridge
*Indie Art Cricut cartridge
*George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
*Action Wobble
*Gellyroll Stardust gel pen for the stitching and accents (it adds a really  pretty sparkle but it is hard to capture with a camera)
*Adhesive maroon pearls
*Sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly MSE

Please remember to check out Action Wobbles on Facebook. www.facebook.com/actionwobbles

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

You're An Angel

There was a mini-challenge posted on the Peachy Keen Challenge blog. The challenge was to incorporate polka dots, a Peachy Keen Face Stamp and to have white as a main focal color.

And here is a side view. There is really a lot of sparkle to this card, but it is hard to really catch in a picture.

Items Used:

Paperdoll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps - Simple Sallies
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Core'dinations Core Couture glitter cardstock
Gellyroll glitter pen
black Zig marker
Sentiment - computer generated
pop dots

Gingerbread Girl Shape Card

I've been wanting to make a gingerbread girl card for a while. One of my favorite Gingerbread man shapes is the one on the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge. Emma at My Creative Time had a challenge using this cartridge and here is my gingerbread girl to add to all of the other cute ginger people creations that were made for this challenge.

Items Used:
*From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps Basic Paperdoll Face Parts and Everyday Face Parts
*Tim Holtz walnut distress ink
*Pink and White Stickles
*Pink polka dot ribbon

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Wall Hanging

Peachy Keen Stamps is having their regular Tuesday challenge and it is a sketch. I started doodling the sketch on a piece of paper for inspiration and while I was drawing it ideas popped into my head. Things like, that looks like a fireplace with a Christmas village on top, a Christmas tree would look cute there, oh and how about a rocking horse that really rocks back and forth (with the assistance of an amazing Action Wobble) over here. I started designing my creation in my Gypsy and then when I got around to cutting it out and putting it together this is what I ended up with.

It is a 12 x 12 wall hanging. I'm either going to put it in a frame sans glass or a shadowbox and use it for a Christmas decoration. There is actually a LOT of dimension to this project, it is just hard to catch in a picture. The tree and presents are popdotted and with the Action Wobble on the rocking horse it sticks out even further than the tree and the presents.

I used Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies and brown ink for the cute little doll's face.

I used an Action Wobble and Peachy Keen Stamps Funshine Faces Side Views for the rocking horse.

Here is a little video showing the rocking horse rocking back and forth. Because the Action Wobble had to be placed in the horses middle area it doesn't wobble like crazy, but just enough for a nice rocking motion. I love experimenting with these fun little Action Wobbles.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
*Christmas Solutions Cartridge for most of the images
*George and Basic Shapes, Christmas Solutions and Create a Critter for the fire and fireplace
*Action Wobble for the rocking horse
*Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies for the dolls face
*Peachy Keen Stamps Funshine Faces Side Views for the rocking horses eye
*Adhesive rhinestones
*Pop dots for the tree and presents to give added dimension
*White Sakura Gellyroll pen
*Black Ultrathin Bic Writer

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog. However, if I didn't believe in it, I wouldn't be talking it up!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pink Minnie Mouse Baby Onesie Invitations

Alright, here they are, the choices for the baby shower invitations. Feel free to let me know which one you like the best. I have them numbered 1-6. Thanks for looking and have a super day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Baby Shower Invites

I have been super busy making a bunch of baby shower invitations. My sister is having her first baby and I'm SO happy for her. I made a couple of cards so they could decide which one to use for the invites.

They decided that they liked the baby onesie card the best, but that they want it in pink. Tomorrow I will post the pink options. Maybe you can let me know which "pink" one you like the best. Have a good night.

Hugs - Glora

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Fun Action Wobble News

Remember the Action Wobbles I've been using. Well AWI the Action Wobble makers are going to be having a pre-launch CONTEST. It will be SO easy to enter and great prizes will be offered. We paper crafter's LOVE contests and PRIZES don't we? More information should be coming soon! Also, be sure to check out and  'like' their facebook fan page to keep up with new and exciting news. Here is the link http://www.facebook.com/actionwobbles they are also on Twitter and here is that link http://www.twitter.com/actionwobbles

Elf Ornament

I was excited when I learned that I would get the Christmas Solutions Cricut cartridge with the Gypsy download last month. I didn't have this one and had been wanting it. I wanted to break it in when I heard about the "Let's Face It" challenge over at Peachy Keen. We were supposed to make an ornament. I thought this cute little elf would work well. I stamped his face with Funshine Faces Side View Peach Keen stamps. My husband suggested that I make a character holding a present attached to a fun Action Wobble. This seemed like the perfect time to do that. I have a feeling my children will be playing with this ornament a bit.

Here is a quick video demostrating the Action Wobble. It is interesting how the size of the object affects how much the wobble seems to move. I am really having fun experimenting with these.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
*Christmas Solutions Cartridge
*Peachy Keen Stamps Funshine Faces Side View
*Action Wobble
*white Sakura Gellyroll pen
*white ribbon

I also wanted to thank all of you who have started following me from Peachy Keen's Facebook fan base. I hope you will find a lot to enjoy at my little papercrafting blog. Thanks Peachy Keen Stamps! You are amazing!

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog. However, if I didn't believe in it, I wouldn't be talking it up!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What is an Action Wobble?

I've had some of you ask what an Action Wobble is. It is a collapsible spring that has two flat sticky ends that can be applied to any flat surface. Here are some pictures of what one looks like (click the pictures to enlarge them):

These amazing little creations will lay down basically flat for shipping in an envelope but spring back to life when removed from the envelope. They are amazing!!! AWi (the makers of Action Wobble) have started up a Facebook page. Feel free to 'like' their page and learn more about Action Wobbles and to see some better pictures too. www.facebook.com/actionwobbles

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog. However, I wouldn't be talking them up if I didn't believe in them!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hockey Puck Action Wobble Card

This card is one that I hope I don't need to make again. My niece went to a college hockey game and got hit in the side of the head with a puck that came out of bounds. The poor girl ended up with 30 something stitches and a very sore ear/jaw area. She has been a good sport about the whole thing and we are just thankful that she didn't get hurt worse than she did.

Here is another short video showing the Action Wobble puck.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
Everyday Paperdolls for the Hockey Puck
Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Parts
Action Wobble
Smiley Card for the Ouch and Ouch conversation box
Fiscars All year sentiments for the Feel Better Soon
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white
Black Bic ultrathin marker

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog. However, if I didn't believe in it, I wouldn't be talking it up!

Friday, November 5, 2010

You ROCK with Action Wobbles

Hello crafting friends. I have yet another card using my super fun Action Wobbles. All I have to say is that Action Wobbles ROCK!!! This card shows you how well they rock. I also think that the Action Wobble company rocks. They have been awesome to work with and how amazing is it that they are giving away free samples. Don't forget to respond by 5 pm CST on one of the Action Wobble Team Member's blogs if you are interested in some of these awesome Action Wobbles. I also want to give a HUGE shout out to the amazing Pam of Simply-Pam. She is the one that got all of us craft blogging girls introduced to the world of Action Wobbles. Thanks SO much Pam. You ROCK big time in my book.

Here is another short video. I just can't show an Action Wobble card without at least a brief preview of how awesome they are. I also regret to say that this is one cut on Smiley Cards that won't work with Peachy Keen Stamps. The black is the base image and the pink is actually two separate pieces that end up making the sunglasses. I love it anyway, but thought I would share what I learned as I was designing this.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
Smiley Cards
Action Wobble
Fiscars Stamp for the sentiment
Core'dinations for cardstock
Provo Craft for patterned paper
Sakura glitter gellyroll pen for accents

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Card & FREE Action Wobble's

***The free Action Wobble deal has ended. It ended at 5 pm CST on November 5th, 2010. Thanks for your interest in these amazing Action Wobbles. I did my best to contact everyone who left their information. I think I got everyone. Please send me a message if I didn't get you. Thanks. And as always you are more than welcome to leave a comment on the card itself if you would like, I just won't be able to have the company send out anymore Action Wobbles at this time. Thanks again.***

Do any of you want some FREE Action Wobbles? WOO HOO!!! The catch is you have to act fast.

Action Wobble has decided to send out FREE samples to all of the people that are followers of our blogs and are interested in the Action Wobbles (WHO ISN'T???). :)

To receive the samples you need to leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you. I will then email you the contact information you need. You also need to be a follower of my blog. This offer closes at the end of tomorrow's business day. Which is Friday, November 5th at 5pm CST or UNTIL SUPPLIES RUN OUT. You will need to provide them with the following information:

1. Name
2. Address
3. Email
4. Cell/Home phone (They use this for shipping)

Let me know if you have any questions!

Easy Peasy! Free action wobbles for follower's of my blog. This makes me SO happy. Thanks to Action Wobble.

Here is my card for today, using once again, my favorite Action Wobble. And the wonderful Smiley Cards paired off with Peachy Keen Stamps. This little strawberry shortcake makes me hungry :).

Here is another quick video demonstrating the Action Wobble movement and dimension.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
*Smiley Cards for card base and shortcake
*Action Wobble
*Peachy Keen Stamps (Basic Paper Doll Face Parts)
*black Bic ultrathin marker
*white gellyroll pen
*Swiss Dots embossing folder for the strawberry
*White opaque embossing powder for the whipped topping
*Glossy Accents for the strawberry glaze

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cutie Pie

I just had to break in my new Smiley Cards cartridge. I know that everyone else is too, but I couldn't resist. I made a tag shaped card and of course I had to make my Cutie Pie wobble with an Action Wobble. I can't get enough of these. They are seriously too fun. I hope you enjoy.

Here is another really short video demonstrating the Action Wobble pie. Isn't that fun?

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items Used:
Smiley Cards- Tag shaped card & pie
Hello Kitty Font - Cutie Pie sentiment
Gypsy - to hide contours for the face
Action Wobble for dimension and movement
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
Pebbles Inc ribbon
Sakura White gelly roll pen
Ranger Walnut distress ink
DCWV patterned paper
Core'dinations cardstock for base of card

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gobble 'til You Wobble with Action Wobbles

I am lucky to be part of a focus group that gets to try out a product called Action Wobbles. These are similar to pop dots in the fact that they lift your projects off the page. They are different in the fact that they have a spring like design that gives them movement. I love the fact that they can lay almost perfectly flat (like in a mailing envelope) but then they spring to life with movement and fun. Action Wobbles will be available to the general public in January of 2011.

These Action Wobbles (collapsible springs) would work great for any project you want to give dimension and movement to. I thought it would be fun to make a 'Gobble 'til You Wobble' card with wobbling turkeys.

Here is a super short video showing how these little cuties wobble.

*Please note that any videos recommended at the end of this are not endorsed by me.

Items used:
Create a Critter Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces Medium
Action Wobbles
Sentiment -computer generated
button, divine twine, and Pebbles ribbon

Full Disclosure: I was given the Action Wobbles at no cost to me to review on this blog.